About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is a writer and contributor for Michigan Sharp. He is an accomplished author, who has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He isn't far from the Michigan action, residing near Lake Michigan, where he lives with his daughters.

DraftKings Retail Sportsbook Now Open at Bay Mills Resort & Casino

November 8, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

While the Detroit Lions were upsetting the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, about 340 miles north of Detroit, a celebration took place for the grand opening of the DraftKings Sportsbook at Bay Mills Resort & Casino in Brimley. The new retail sportsbook is the latest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where football allegiance is often split […]

Michigan Wolverines Final Four Odds

November 3, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball season tips off Monday, Nov. 7 at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines will embark on a goal of reaching the Sweet 16 for the sixth straight season, but given their performance in recent years, their aspirations won’t stop there. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Wolverines’ Final Four odds […]

Michigan State Spartans Final Four Odds

November 1, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Michigan State Spartans open their men’s basketball season on Nov. 7 in East Lansing against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. Several seniors and former Top 100 prospects will lead the 2022-23 Spartans, but many of those players have not logged a lot of minutes or been key players yet at this level. Claim a free […]

Northville Downs Approved for 52 Live Race Dates in 2023

October 31, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Northville Downs can schedule as many as 52 live race dates in 2023, according to an order issue issued by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Northville Downs is a harness racing track located in Northville, Mich. — north of Plymouth and west of Detroit. The track has been hosting horse racing since 1944. The MGCB, […]

Michigan vs. Michigan State Betting Odds and Analysis

October 25, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The 115th meeting between Michigan and Michigan State will take place Saturday, Oct. 29 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The undefeated, No. 4-ranked Wolverines are 22.5 point favorites, according to BetMGM Michigan and Caesars Michigan. Once again, sports fans in Michigan can wager legally on the annual rivalry game between the state’s most prominent […]

Detroit Pistons Odds to Make the NBA Playoffs

October 11, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Detroit Pistons open the 2022-23 regular season on Oct. 19 at home against the Orlando Magic. The Pistons are seeking to make the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2019, and for only the second time since 2009. Oddsmakers don’t like what they see from Detroit’s roster, despite several promising young players. You […]

Detroit Lions Betting Odds: Will Over Trend Continue in Week 5?

October 6, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

In an NFL season when the operative word has been Under, the Detroit Lions are an outlier. The Lions are the sole team in the league to be 4-0 to the Over this season. Over isn’t a strong enough word for Detroit. Through four games the team is hitting the over by an average of […]